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GOVT OFFICIAL GREETS POLICE UNITS LEAVING TO SERVE IN N MACEDONIA

 

While the world is focusing on the Russia-Ukraine war, the dangers of illegal migration have strengthened rather than abated, a state secretary of the interior ministry said in Budapest on Tuesday, greeting the police unit leaving to serve in North Macedonia. In his speech to the 77th Hungarian police contingent, Bence Rétvári noted that 178,000 illegal entries had been thwarted on Hungary’s southern border so far this year. Last year saw 122,000 attempts altogether, he said. Therefore, “it makes sense” to work on stopping illegal migration before it reaches Hungary, further along the Balkan route, he said. Security is important for all Hungarians, who have “clearly stated multiple times that they see illegal migration as a danger,” Retvari said.